Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Goaltender Snider Released

The Calgary Hitmen have trimmed their goaltending roster to two by releasing 20-year-old Mike Snider.  Snider played in 78 career games with the club first earning a spot straight out of training camp in the 2008-09 season.  During his time with the Hitmen Snider posted 36 wins to go along with a 3.11 goals against average.  He was also a part of the 2010 WHL Champion Hitmen that won an Ed Chynoweth Cup backing up starter Martin Jones.
The 2011-12 Hitmen will now go with the goaltending tandem of 19-year-old Brandon Glover and 17-year-old Chris Driedger.

Meanwhile today is the last of the quiet times for the Hitmen having played only four games through the first 18 days of the regular season.  Starting tomorrow the club will open a stretch of five games in nine days hosting the Regina Pats at Scotiabank Saddledome.  Game time is 7pm.

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